Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre said that he supports the overturned suspension of Jonathan Vilma in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal and that he is open to a return to Lambeau Field.
Favre does not believe there was a bounty on him or that there was enough evidence to prove that there was such a program.
"In all honesty, I'm pretty indifferent," Favre told ESPN on Friday. "But I'd have to say when they were allowed to play, I thought that was the right move, because I don't see enough evidence. I don't think 'some guy said that this went on' is enough evidence. I don't know Jonathan all that well. I think he's a great player. Seems like a great leader. Seems like the guys who have played with him have a lot of respect for him and Scott Fujita. The other guys I really don't know.
"I felt like that's the right thing to do. Otherwise, I think it's just hearsay."
Vilma was one of four players suspended, along with Fujita, Will Smith and Anthony Hargrove. Vilma had been suspended for the entire season. A three-man arbitration panel overturned the suspensions earlier this month.
In a separate interview with ESPN, Favre said he is open to a reunion with the Packers. The breakup between Favre and the team after the 2007 season was a bitter one.
"You look at Lambeau Field and where that place has gone and how it's evolved, I can't help but feel a sense of being a part of that," he said. "And so, even though it's a shame the way things went down between I and the Packers, as time goes by, you just kind of, it's kind of like a grudge, you just kind of get over it."
Favre believes he will eventually return to Lambeau Field to have his No. 4 retired by the Packers.
"I know that day (will come)," he said. "How that will unfold, I have no idea when that will happen. I don't think their side is thinking about it. They're trying to figure out how to get back to the Super Bowl, and really I've got my plate full. I think that's good for both sides, not that we don't need to shake hands and move on. I think in some ways that has happened, but you know, I do see the day, it's going to happen. When? I have no idea."